The Maroon & Gold continue the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Penn State's Nittany Lion Outdoor Track.
The University of Minnesota men's track & field program opened up the 108th annual Drake Relays on Thursday night with four top-10 finishes by the Maroon & Gold.
Three members of the Maroon & Gold picked up personal records to go with their wins including true freshman Luke May's victory in the javelin.
The Maroon & Gold started the two-day competition with wins from Mitch Hechsel (800 meters), Evan Ferlic (1,500 meters) and Luca Wieland (shot put).
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
2017 Drake Relays (Day 1)
2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the 5,000 meter at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight with a time of 14:33.36.
2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed at the Northwest Open (winning the one mile), the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: At the Musco Twilight finished ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:31.32 • finished 18th in the 1500 meters at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational with a time of 4:00.20.
2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competing unattached at the 2014 MAC Invitational, placed 4th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.19 • placed third unattached in the 1500 meters at the Meet of the UnSaintly.
Undecided in his major. • Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota. • High School: Proctor. • Son of Jacqui and Mark Welch. • Has three brothers, Ben, Zach, and Jake • Favorite sports memory is when his high school cross country team won their sectional and made it to the state tournament. • Minnesota Gatorade Runner of the Year 2012.
New Track Facility to Have Big Impact
11/17/2017 - M. Track & Field
Hear from some of the stakeholders, student-athletes and coaches involved as the unveils plans for a new track and field facility coming in Fall 2018.
Gophers' Track and Field Stadium Breaks Ground
10/20/2017 - M. Track & Field
New outdoor track and field stadium nestled in among existing facilities on the East Bank campus will give the University its first competition-level outdoor facility in nearly 15 years
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
10/17/2017 - M. Track & Field
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.